March 3-31, 2017
“New Beginning” by Joe Bracco
Opening reception: Friday, March 3, 5:00-9:00 PM
Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
I was born in Buffalo, New York. I started art with drawings of the Peanuts characters in 3rd grade. Since that period of time, I have explored different areas of art from cartoons to Dali. I went to SUNY at Oswego in 1976 for Fine Art and Cartooning. In 1979, I enrolled in the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. I went for the commercial part of the art to enhance my knowledge in the art field. The art world was tough, and I fell into a management position with a major drugstore during which time I lost touch with my art.
In 2014, I had the first of two hip replacements which lead to a new beginning in my art. I had a lot of time and began painting again. At this point, I’m not completely back to my level from 32 years ago, however I am growing. I’m a “halfback”, migrating from New York to Florida and then to Tennessee, and I couldn’t pick a better place for my new beginning. For more information, please visit www.joe-bracco.pixels.com.